Super hacker Justin Hughes has gotten his hands on the battery from a Tesla P100D and discovered it could be retrofitted to another car with the addition of one simple plastic part, which the company already has a part number for.
Not to beat a dead horse, but the video taken by RTV 6 news is dramatic. It shows the Tesla that crashed early Thursday morning fully engulfed in flames and individual cells from the car’s battery bursting into flame and popping like fireworks on the 4th of July. I know some of you will object […]
We’re car guys and gals here. We know about compression ratios, bore and stroke, horsepower versus torque, and what overdrive means. But can we explain the difference between the battery used in a pure electric car versus a battery used in a plug-in hybrid? Probably not, but odds are our kids can. Fear not, ye intrepid […]
Elon Musk says the 100 kWh battery is probably about as big as the company will offer for the foreseeable future. Does that mean range will remain constant at around 300 miles? Not necessarily.
The big thing about Tesla’s new 100 kWh battery is not that it makes the Model S fly to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. The big thing is it shows once again how far ahead of the competition Tesla is.
Tesla CTO JB Straubel has strong opinions on vehicle to grid technology and re-using EV batteries for grid storage. Neither is a particularly good idea, he says. Read why.
Apple is said to be working with a small South Korean battery company that has pioneered a new battery cell with a hollow core. The new technology permits better cooling, especially during high current draw situations.
SolidEnergy Systems, founded by an MIT graduate, promises new battery technology that offers more energy density in a smaller size. It can be manufactured on existing equipment, making it scalable. 400 miles of range in an EV is possible.
Tesla Motors has been granted approval to offer a 100 kWh battery in Europe. The larger battery will be offered in the Model S and Model X. Can a P 100 D be far behind?
With the help of up to $50 million in grants from the federal government, a consortium of research labs, universities, and industry will try to create batteries with at least 500 watt-hours of energy per kilogram of energy that cost less than $100 per kilowatt-hour. Today’s batteries often top out at less than 200 watt-hours of […]
Nissan has decided to sell its interest in the joint venture it forged with NEC a decade ago. In the future it will get the batteries for its electric and hybrid cars from outside suppliers.
Three brothers named Kreisel in the Austrian town of Freistadt say they have done something the world’s top battery researchers have been unable to do — build a better battery. The heart of their discovery is a lithium ion battery that weighs close to half what the best batteries weigh today. For instance, the battery […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. The initial Cleantech Revolution Tour conference that we held in Berlin was a lot of fun, and the presentations were packed with interesting facts, figures, charts, and jokes. We had a blast, and there’s no way to share all of the conversations, connections, and laughs (which is why I encourage you to […]
Researchers in Australia say they have developed a new process to treat the electrodes of lithium ion batteries to give them longer range and greater life.
Sources in Germany say Volkswagen is considering investing $11 billion into a battery manufacturing facility. It wants to remain independent of traditional battery companies as it builds more electric and plug-in hybrid cars.
A 2012 Tesla Model S owner just paid almost $6,000 to repair the brakes on his car. What does that say about the cost of owning an older Tesla?
“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” my old Irish grandmother liked to say. Tesla Motors is following her advice when it comes to who will supply it with batteries for its cars and energy storage products. Even though Panasonic is a major partner in the Gigafactory currently under construction in Nevada, the company […]
A recent report from Argonne Lab says that battery powertrains will not achieve parity with gasoline engines when it comes to energy density and efficiency until 2045.
Tesla has made a 75 kWh battery optional on the Model S. It costs $3,000 extra. Is it destined to become the standard battery soon?
Scientists and researchers around the world are working on improved battery technology that will facilitate the transition away from fossil fuels to electric vehicles. Their quest is for a battery that is lighter, cheaper, and smaller, with greater energy density. It is unlikely anyone will find a single solution that checks all those boxes, but […]